Mavericks Sign Free Agent Chris Douglas-Roberts
- FOR IMMMEDIATE RELEASE
- DECEMBER 23, 2012
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent guard/forward Chris Douglas-Roberts. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Douglas-Roberts (6'7, 210) has played in 11 games (all starts) for the Mavericks' D-League affiliate Texas Legends this season and has averaged a league-high 22.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.9 steals in 38.5 minutes per game. In those 11 contests, he has shot 49.4 percent (79-160 FGs) from the field 39.5 percent (15-38 3FGs) from 3-point range and 90.4 percent (75-83 FTs) from the line.
The 6'7 guard/forward spent the 2012 training camp with the Los Angeles Lakers where he averaged 4.0 points and 9.3 minutes in four games. He played for Virtus Bologna of the Italian League in 2011-2012.
Douglas-Roberts was originally selected by the New Jersey Nets in the second round (40th overall pick) of the 2008 NBA Draft. The three-year pro has appeared in 155 NBA games (53 starts) for the Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks and holds career averages of 7.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 20.6 minutes.
Douglas-Roberts played three seasons at the University of Memphis (2005-2008) and earned first-team All-American honors as a junior. He declared for the NBA Draft following his junior season.
The Mavericks' roster now stands at 15 players.